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Four-Season Tents

From tropical downpours to winter whiteouts, these tents are designed to perform and protect in all seasons and conditions.

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Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT

user rating: 5 of 5 (7 reviews)

I trust this tent to keep my family safe on the hills in winter.

Reasons to Buy

  • Sheer strength
  • Sand colour is epic for wild camping
  • Vestibule space
  • Ease of setup

Reasons to Avoid

  • Cost — £100 less would've been nice
  • You'll want to buy more Hilleberg tents

We've had this tent for a year or so now and have used it almost exclusively above the tree line.  It's held hard and fast against whatever weather the UK's Peak District can throw at it.  Are you going to be buffeted by 80mph winds? Get this tent. Do you need to keep safe those that you hold dear? Get this tent.  Do you want to look like the King of the hill? Guess what... First off you'll notice that this tent will compress down to the size of a cheaper 2-man tent (Vango Banshee 200 for direct comparison).

Read more: Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT reviews (7)

MSR Remote 2

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

If strength and livability are your goals in a four-season tent the MSR Remote 2 may be for you.

Reasons to Buy

  • Nearly vertical walls
  • Room for two and maybe a dog as well inside
  • Generous vestibule for gear
  • Highly reflective guy lines
  • Intuitive, one-person setup
  • Highly wind resistant

Reasons to Avoid

  • A larger tent requires a larger place to pitch it
  • Too much tent for fast and light trips

MSR Remote 2 The MSR Remote 2 is a tent for when you KNOW the weather will be a challenge and you want a livable shelter; more than just a Black Diamond Firstlight/Eldorado or Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2. I own two other 4-season tents and one 3-season one, and I have “slept” in a wind-shredded 3-season tent at 9,000 feet. I've also survived several raging wind and rainstorms in a casket-sized, yet durable 2-person tent that is little more than a bivy. I was ready to see what a tent with more amenities could offer me for when Mother Nature attacks.

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Hilleberg Soulo

user rating: 5 of 5 (8 reviews)

Pricey? Most certainly; but when I want a bomber 4-season solo shelter that I have to depend on to shield me from when Mother Nature decides to throw a tantrum this is the shelter I want.

Reasons to Buy

  • Strength, durability, and weather resistance of Kerlon 1200 fabric.
  • Hilleberg customer service goes above and beyond.
  • Cheerful yellow inner tent.
  • Quality, attention to detail of the product as a whole.
  • Small things such as the zipper toggles, and gutter.
  • Very user friendly.
  • Ridiculously easy to setup.
  • Setup options (ie outer alone.)
  • Good ventilation.

Reasons to Avoid

  • The only con that I can honestly think of is the price. Not because the shelter is not worth the coin but more for the fact that I think it will send some into sticker shock before they actually take the time to look at the product more in depth.

Tent Model: Hilleberg Soulo Intended Use: 4(all) season/ harsh weather Occupancy Rating: 1/Solo Design Type: "Truly" free-standing dome Date of initial purchase: November 2011 I am an avid 4-season solo backpacker that has a great appreciation for late winter solo trips. Typically this is around the time of year when the worst of what winter has to offer makes itself present. With that comes different needs in regards to gear. When I am on the trail in January and February here in SW Pa.

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Hilleberg Nallo 2

user rating: 5 of 5 (10 reviews)

Where do you want to be if you're exposed in nasty weather? Try a Nallo 2.After using this tent in varied conditions for about half a year, I'm ready to offer another glowing report on Hilleberg tents, following my experience with the one-person Akto.The Nallo 2 offers superlative, total weather protection in extremely wet, temperate alpine environments, plus the convenience of a small packed size and a voluminous interior for two at a relatively low weight. Trail weight is 4 lbs. 15 ounces (round it off to an even five pounds for convenience), including 9 stakes, and modifications (see below).This is a weatherproof tent.

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Hilleberg Jannu

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

If you want the absolute best and don’t mind spending the money. Best quality, best of everything, this is the tent for you.

Reasons to Buy

  • Everything you would want in a two-person tent

Reasons to Avoid

  • No cons

I made a review of the Hilleberg three-person Saivo tent a while back. Because I have already done all the research, when I was looking for a second tent I went right to Hilleberg without hesitation. I chose the Jannu, and as in the past I made the right choice. To recap: I did a lot of research into the choice of tents, as a matter of fact a couple of months or more. At that time I had purchased a couple of tents and returned them. Didn't like the setup of tent, then rain fly thing,  somehow it just didn't get it.  If you get caught in a storm, set up the outer tent, then crawl in and set up the inner while it was raining.

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Marmot Thor 2P

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8 reviews)

Good and sturdy, had poor seam strength at door zipper seams, and Marmot replaced the tent quickly.

Reasons to Buy

  • Nice design
  • Like the color
  • Reflective tabs make locating tent in darkness very easy
  • Overall sturdy
  • Color creates a nice ambiance when inside with daylight

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poor seams at door zippers were taken care of by Marmot replacing the tent.
  • None since replacement tent arrived.

Original Review: Good design generally, but poor strength at zipper seams in door. Where the door zippers turn from horizontal to upwards the zipper to tent fabric seam pulls apart after two or three camping trips. Even with careful/delicate use of the zipper second time and second door seam has pulled apart at the stitching. To qualify I have 50 years of camping experience and many tents have lasted me 15 to 20 years, but not the Marmot tent. This is the second door tear. The other door, repaired last year, was much worse as I could have put my hand through the hole.

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ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4 reviews)

Well made, good quality for the price, but those tent poles need a rethink.

Reasons to Buy

  • Well made
  • Bomb proof

Reasons to Avoid

  • Poles make setup a pain in the wind.

I bought this tent from the REI outlet online (now "the garage"). I actually got this tent sort of accidentally. I already had a four-season, three-person tent, which is an REI Mountain 3. My Kelty Flight 2 finally died and I was looking for a replacement. REI advertised this as a three-season tent rather than a four-season and put it on a pretty nice sale, so I grabbed it. I was pleasantly surprised upon actually getting it. As soon as I got this thing I set it up in the yard for practice and also to let it air out.

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Hilleberg Unna

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3 reviews)

Let me start by saying no tent is perfect for everyone...but this one is perfect for me. The Hilleberg Unna is an exoskeletal design (poles on the outer) as all Hillies are, making it much easier to set up in wet snow or rain. The interior of the tent is never exposed when setting up as it is already attached to the outer fly with toggles (my word, not sure what Hille calls them!). I'm not completely sure why every other tent manufacturer hasn't started this yet, but they should. Usage I have had this tent for about a year now and had the chance to use it at least once in every season.

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Hilleberg Allak 2

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4 reviews)

Could this be the best 4-season, 2-person tent in the world?

Reasons to Buy

  • Easy to pitch
  • Very strong
  • Double vestibule for changeable weather
  • Great vents which can be controlled from inside the tent
  • Double doors with mesh and zippered fabric for flow through ventillation
  • Reasonable interior height for me 6' 2"
  • Sleeves may be double poled in bad weather
  • Inner and outer pitch as one

Reasons to Avoid

  • Pole through red tabs, needs to be the highest—not explained in instructions

Note added 6/18/2018: a new three-person version has been announced for 2019 ........................ As soon as I saw this tent pitched I knew it was the "business". It's a Hilleberg Red label tent which is 4-seasons. There is an Arctic Black Label version that is near identical except that the doors are diagonally opposed And the fabric and poles are stronger and heavier. You choose. In my opinion the Allak Has has a better door arrangement.  As I mentioned above the vents are excellent and can be controlled from inside the tent.

Read more: Hilleberg Allak 2 reviews (4)

Sierra Designs Convert 2

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5 reviews)

This tent is very packable and totally weather proof regardless of what you're up against, and I've lived it all in this tent. The removable vestibule is ample for 2 packs, or to cook in, or for the dog and some gear (I've used it for all 3). NO condensation issues typical with some single wall tents, as its 2 upper vents provide ample ventilation. If you leave the vestibule at home to save weight, you still have total weather proofness and the advantage of star gazing from the comfort of your sleeping bag.

Reasons to Buy

  • Light and packable
  • Totally weather/bomb-proof
  • Very easy and fast to erect
  • Great ventilation
  • Jakes Corners - WOW

Reasons to Avoid

  • Not the best for hot summer days unless you skip the vestibule
  • A little tight for 2 and gear

I've used my Sierra Convert2 mostly in the mountains and foothills west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This is an area of extreme temperatures and conditions, often in the same day. The Convert2 is at home wherever you decide to put it. Its small footprint and ease of use, makes this tent my go to shelter when the conditions are harsh or questionable. The Convert2 comes with an awesome attachable Vestibule, Jakes Corners (small braces placed at each corner for ultimate stability when things really get hairy) a BRIGHT yellow DriZone breathable skin, and everything you need to make this shelter your home away from home - only smaller - much smaller.

Read more: Sierra Designs Convert 2 reviews (5)

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